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Brian Loeffler, a former four-year letterwinner on Loyola's swimming and diving team, begins his 21st season with the Greyhounds and his 20th as the head coach of the program.
In his time on the Evergreen campus, Loeffler has led Loyola to eight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference titles - four with the women's team (1993, '94, '95, `96) and four with the men's team (1995, 2009, '10, `11). He has also been named the MAAC Coach of the Year six times (men - 2007, '08, '11; women - 2002, `05, '08).
In addition, Loeffler has had five male and three female swimmers earn Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Year honors, while one male and one female have been named the league's Most Outstanding Diver of the Year under Loeffler's guidance.
As a team, Loeffler has helped the Greyhounds remain among the top programs in the MAAC throughout his tenure. His men's team has won each of the last three MAAC titles and it has posted a top-five finish in 19 of the 20 championships.
On the women's side, the Greyhounds have been in the top three throughout 18 of the 20 conference meets and have never finished below fourth.
In addition, Loeffler has helped his teams break all 14 individual school records on both the men's and women's side, in addition to all eight relay records.
During his swimming career at Loyola, Loeffler competed in the backstroke, butterfly and individual medley events. He graduated from the Evergreen campus in 1991 as the school-record holder in several events, including the 400-yard and 400-meter medley relays. Loeffler was also a member of 200-meter medley relay teams which recorded eight of the top-10 times in school history.
A 1991 graduate of Loyola, Loeffler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Information Systems before earning his MBA in 1994. He is a longtime Baltimore native who graduated from Calvert Hall College High School in 1987.
Loeffler and his wife, Sarah, reside in Baltimore with their sons, Sam and Tim, and daughter, Lucy.